ICT in Education/Change Projects/2015B Tanzania Texching Secondary School ICT

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Title of the change project : Development of Digital content for Teaching ICT subject in Secondary Schools in Tanzania, Case of Dodoma Municipality.

Change agent : Mr. Lucian Vumilia Ngeze

Email : lucianngeze@yahoo.com

Name of the organisation : The University of Dodoma [1]

Location of Dodoma

Country : Tanzania

Started date : June 2015

Status (finished/ongoing) : ongoing


1. Project Background

The quality of the teaching materials used by teachers and learners has a great impact on the quality of education that learners acquire. For many years, the teaching materials in our Secondary Schools have been static, non-interactive, with pictures printed on pages in books. Students have been using these static materials in their struggle to achieve high grades to be able to go to High Schools and later in higher education institutions. These types of materials have not succeeded in providing appropriate learning environment and the desired performance for students. Recently, the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) has put efforts to train educational administrators and teachers on the integration of ICT in teaching and learning. MoEVT has several projects to equip secondary schools with necessary ICT equipment to help in the effective integration of ICT in the teaching and learning process. Design and development of the digital contents for ICT subject for Ordinary level Secondary Schools will not only help teachers but will also increase the number of schools taking the subject Information and Computer Studies (ICS), since ICS is now being taught on optional bases in public schools.  However, this native digital content will replace digital contents from foreign countries which are now being used by many private schools.

Students in a class - Tanzania

This Change Project aims at designing, development and deployment of interactive local digital content for teaching ICT subject in Secondary Schools in Dodoma Municipality. The completion of this project will be used as a stepping stone in the efforts to integrate ICT in teaching and learning. The digital content developed will be interactive and engaging so that students will be able to learn on their own.

2. Objectives

The main objective of this project is to develop interactive local digital contents that will be used to teach ICT subject at Ordinary Secondary School level, a case of Secondary Schools in Dodoma Municipality.

Specifically, the project aims to:

  1. Develop course contents for the given ICT syllabus including preparations of slides for the course contents and capturing audio and video clips relevant to the course outline.
  2. Combine the slides, audio and video clips into an interactive and engaging digital content using necessary authoring tools.
  3. Help in the teaching of ICT in Secondary Schools in Dodoma Municipality using the developed digital contents and finally to help all other Secondary Schools in Tanzania to integrate ICT in teaching and learning.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of the developed digital contents for ICT and finally to improve the content ready to be consumed by other schools.

3. Stakeholders

This change project will involve the following stakeholders:

>Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) which is responsible for managing teachers’ training, quality assurance and control; curriculum design, and education policy formulation.

>Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG) under Prime-Ministers’ Office is responsible for daily supervision of education provision for primary and secondary education.

>At the lower level the change project will have a direct link to the secondary school students and teachers from Secondary Schools in Dodoma Municipality. This will be particularly to those schools with the necessary minimum infrastructure to deliver the digital content such as computer laboratory and electricity.

4. List of Activities

The activities of the project are shown in the Gantt Chart shown in Table 1

S/N

Main Activities

Sub-Activities

1.

Analysis

Identification of learning gap

Define goals and objectives

Identification of Schools with infrastructure

Testing conditions of infrastructure

Asking level of ICT knowledge between teachers and students

2.

Design

Identification of activities

Identification of other required tools

Allocation of activities to human resources

Outline of ICT modules per class

3.

Fund searching and Tools Purchase

Searching for fund

Purchasing of tools and equipment

4.

Development

Development of PPT as per module

Audio and video production

Audio and video editing

Content production

Content Review

DVD cover design and dubbing

Production of content on DVDs

5.

Implementation

Delivery of content to schools

Training of ICT Teachers on the content

Training of students on the content

7.

Regional Phase Preparations

Preparation of Progress Report

Preparation of Presentation

Regional Phase

7.

Evaluation

Evaluation procedure and method

Evaluation performed

Feedback for improvement

5. Expected results  

The digital content forInformation and Computer Studies (ICS) for Ordinary Level Education will have the following benefits to our education sector:

  1. The project will solve the issue of shortage of skilled teachers to teach subjects involving ICT for Ordinary level secondary education in Tanzania.
  2. Since the materials will be classroom tested before being used, they will help to raise ICT awareness to secondary school students and hence increasing performance.
  3. The content will help students to bridge to the next educational level (high school and higher education) with ease as these levels require basic knowledge in ICT and hence reducing digital divide in the country.
  4. The content developed will be used as a tool to encourage many students to venture into science, ICT and engineering professions.

6.  Actual results

7. The Project Team

S/No

NAME

ROLE

1

Mr. Lucian Ngeze

Instructional Designer

2

Mr. Eduard Elias

Multimedia Expert

3

Mr. Victor Claret

Animation Expert

4

Secondary school teachers

Content Reviewers

5

BSc. Multimedia Technology and Animations students

Assistants in the Design, Development and Editing stages

6

Secondary School students

·        Testing of the developed contents

·        Consumers of the developed digital contents

Last Updated :

  1. http://www.udom.ac.tz/